A powerful wiki style note taking software for Windows



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    CherryTree LATEST

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    Juan Garcia

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 64 / Windows 11

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    Giuseppe Penone / External Link

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CherryTree for Windows PC is a hierarchical note-taking program, featuring rich text and syntax highlighting, storing data in a single xml or SQLite file. Enjoy!

Features and Highlights
  • Rich text (foreground color, background color, bold, italic, underline, strikethrough, small, h1, h2, h3, subscript, superscript, monospace)
  • Syntax highlighting supporting several programming languages
  • Images handling: insertion in the text, edit (resize/rotate), save as png file
  • Embedded files handling: insertion in the text, save to a disk
  • Multi-level lists handling (bulleted, numbered, to-do and switch between them, multiline with shift+enter)
  • Simple tables handling (cells with plain text), cut/copy/paste row, import/export as CSV file
  • Codeboxes handling: boxes of plain text (optionally with syntax highlighting) into rich text, import/export as a text file
  • Execution of the code for code nodes and codeboxes; the terminal and the command per syntax highlighting is configurable in the preferences dialog
  • Alignment of text, images, tables and codeboxes (left/center/right/fill)
  • Hyperlinks associated with text and images (links to webpages, links to nodes/nodes + anchors, links to files, links to folders)
  • Spell check (using pygtkspellcheck and pyenchant)
  • Intra application copy/paste: supported single images, single codeboxes, single tables, and a compound selection of rich text, images, codeboxes, and tables
  • Cross application copy/paste (tested with LibreOffice and Gmail): supported single images, single codeboxes, single tables, and a compound selection of rich text, images, codeboxes, and tables
  • Copying a list of files from the file manager and pasting in CherryTree for PC will create a list of links to files, images are recognized and inserted in the text
  • Print & save as pdf file of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
  • Export to html of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
  • Export to the plain text of a selection/node/node and subnodes / the whole tree
  • To generation for a node/node and subnodes / the whole tree, based on headers h1, h2 and h3
  • Find a node, find in selected node, find in selected node and subnodes, find in all nodes
  • Replace in nodes names, replace in selected node, replace in selected node and subnodes, replace in all nodes
  • Iteration of the latest find, iteration of the latest replace, iteration of the latest applied text formatting
  • Import from Html file, import from a folder of Html files
  • Import from plain text file, import from a folder of plain text files
  • Import from basket, epim html, gnote, keepnote, keynote, knowit, mempad, notecase, rednotebook, tomboy, treepad lite, tuxcards, zim
  • Export to CherryTree file of a selection / node / node and subnodes / the whole tree
  • Password protection (using http://www.7-zip.Org/) – note: while a Cherry Tree password-protected document is opened, an unprotected copy is extracted to a temporary folder of the filesystem; this copy is removed when you close CherryTree
  • Tree nodes drag and drop
  • Automatic link to a web page if writing the URL
  • Automatic link to a node if writing node name either with no spaces and camelcase or surrounded by [[node name]]

  • CherryTree Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

- new multifile data storage, added data integrity check after save (re-read and parse)
- new multifile data storage, in case of corruption, all backups are looked for data recovery starting from the most recent
- workaround for crash in Gsv::Init() -> [gtk] [critical] Class::register_derived_type(): base_query.type_name is NULL
- do not allow in the preferences dialog, toolbar configurator, to add a button twice
- drag and drop of text, fixed issus and added support for copy instead of move
- replaced regular expression help dead url
- incomplete languages: fi, hi_IN, hu

- added support for moving cursor to table cell above/below when key up pressed on first line/down pressed on the last line
- added support for moving cursor to table cell previous/next when key left pressed before first character/right pressed after the last character
- added in statusbar the position (row,column) of the cursor
- added checks to prevent a save as or export overwriting the currently open document as it is not supported
- added in config.cfg the group [proxy] to support downloading data/checking for new version available from behind a proxy

- fixed crash when importing text file for incorrect detection of encoding
- fixed crash in case of a duplicated button configured in the toolbar
- fixed right click -> copy link not working if there is a text selection
- fixed syntax highlighting broken in the AppImage